School of Oriental and African Studies

  title={School of Oriental and African Studies},
  author={Noel J. Coulson},
NOTWITHSTANDING the transfer of the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London to Christ's College, Cambridge, the building of the School's new premises in the University of London area is being pushed forward, and should be completed, if nothing untoward intervenes, by May next. It was intended that the School should open there for the session 1940–41. In the recently issued annual report for the session 1938–39, the first of Lord Harlech's chairmanship of the Governing… 

School of Oriental and African Studies, London

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The Red Cross and the Establishment of Maternal and Infant Welfare in the 1930s Gold Coast

  • H. Ashford
  • History
    The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
  • 2019
ABSTRACT In 1932 the Gold Coast Branch of the British Red Cross Society was inaugurated in Accra. Its central, stated purpose was to maintain and expand health and welfare services for women and



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